Please start any new threads on our new site at We've got lots of great SQL Server experts to answer whatever question you can come up with.

Our new SQL Server Forums are live! Come on over! We've restricted the ability to create new threads on these forums.

SQL Server Forums
Profile | Active Topics | Members | Search | Forum FAQ
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 SQL Server 2005 Forums
 SQL Server Administration (2005)
 Backup and Restore of a user's default database
 Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  

Starting Member

11 Posts

Posted - 05/17/2007 :  13:08:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am trying to perform a backup and restore of a user's default database. the user- "myuser", was created with a default database. I have backed the user database and tried to restore it in different ways and I always get the same error when trying to connect with the user after restore:

"Cannot open user default database.Login failed (error 4064)".

It happens if I don't delete the user before restoring the database.

If I try to delete the user before restore and create it afterwards, when I try to set the default user database to the same database I get the error:

"user, group or role 'myuser' already exist in the database"

And when I try to delete the user from the restored database (in order to recreate it) I cannot, because the user's schema is connected to objects in the database.

Can anyone help?... How do I restore??

Almighty SQL Goddess

38200 Posts

Posted - 05/17/2007 :  13:16:58  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You need to unorphan the account via sp_change_users_login.

Tara Kizer
Go to Top of Page

Starting Member

11 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2007 :  03:50:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Tara!
I executed the procedure and it solved my problem! Finally..
Go to Top of Page
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
SQL Server Forums © 2000-2009 SQLTeam Publishing, LLC Go To Top Of Page
This page was generated in 1.18 seconds. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000